Empire-Destroying Wars Are Coming To America Under Trump - Part 1

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Authored by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog,

There are a variety of reasons Trump supporters voted the way they did in November, but one clear message many found attractive was the idea his administration would be driven by an “America First” doctrine.

America first meant a lot of things to a lot of different people, running the gamut from economic populism and immigration, to an avoidance of barbaric and costly overseas wars. The economic populism part was the biggest ruse from day one, a betrayal which (as we had seen under Obama) became undeniable as soon as he started appointing lifelong swamp-dwelling billionaires and Goldman Sachs partners to run his administration. 

Irrespective of who you elect, Wall Street runs the empire, as Trump proved once again.

The coming massive pivot when it comes to destructive wars abroad will take a little longer, but the writing’s been on the wall for months. I’ve published several posts on the topic, with the most popular one titled, Prepare for Impact – This is the Beginning of the End for U.S. Empire.  Here’s an excerpt:

This is not the sort of thing you see in a confident, brave, and civilized nation, it’s the sort of stuff you’d expect to see toward the end. It’s the stuff of craven war-mongers, of dishonest cowards, of a totally deranged and very dangerous media. The signs are everywhere; imperial decline is set to accelerate rapidly in the coming years…


Expect more of all the above as the U.S. empire enters its most devastating phase of collapse. Think about what it might mean for you and your family and prepare accordingly.

When I compare who Trump currently has advising him and who he’s getting closer to, the future looks increasingly ominous. This is especially true when it comes to the Iran nuclear deal. Irrespective of what you think of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Defense Secretary James Mattis, these two look like a couple of the most sane humans on earth compared to some of the others Trump’s cozying up to. I alluded to this earlier today on Twitter.

The key event I believe will set the groundwork for a coming disastrous confrontation with Iran, is Trump’s highly anticipated announcement that the Iran nuclear agreement is against U.S. interests. This wouldn’t immediately end the deal or lead to new U.S. sanctions, but it would represent the first step in heading in that direction. A direction I believe will ultimately lead to US aggression against Iran in a similar fashion as Iraq, except this miscalculation will have even more disastrous consequences for the American empire.

Before we go any further, it’s important to understand what’s going on with regard to Iran and who now has Trump’s ear on foreign policy. Let’s start with some color from a recent New York Times article:

President Trump is expected to overrule his top national security advisers and decline to certify the Iran nuclear agreement, according to people who have been briefed on the matter, a decision that would reopen a volatile political debate on Iran but is likely to leave in place the landmark deal negotiated by the Obama administration.


By declining to certify Iran’s compliance, Mr. Trump would essentially kick it to Congress to decide whether to reimpose punitive economic sanctions. Even among Republicans, there appears to be little appetite to do that, at least for now.

If Trump isn’t listening to Tillerson or Mattis, who is he listening to?

Congress will have to decide whether to reimpose sanctions, which could sink the deal, or use the prospect of that to force Iran — and the other parties to the deal — back to the negotiating table to make changes in the agreement.


That is the approach favored by Senator Tom Cotton, Republican of Arkansas, who has emerged as a leading hard-liner on Iran and is working closely with the White House to devise its strategy. On Thursday, Mr. Cotton met with Mr. Trump to discuss Iran and other issues.


“Congress and the president, working together, should lay out how the deal must change and, if it doesn’t, the consequences Iran will face,” Mr. Cotton said in a speech on Tuesday at the Council on Foreign Relations. Reimposing sanctions, he said, would be a “backward-looking step.”


The deal is also contentious inside the administration. Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis have both urged Mr. Trump not to back out of it, in part because that would free Iran to begin producing uranium and reprocessing plutonium immediately, not after 13 years, as is stipulated in the agreement.


But Mr. Trump, after twice certifying the deal, has warned his aides that he would not do so again. As a result, the administration is looking for ways to claim Iran is in violation of the “spirit” of the accord, even if it has complied with inspection criteria. The International Atomic Energy Agency has said that Iran was in compliance; when it has found minor violations, they have been quickly fixed.

Tom Cotton is as dangerous a war hawk as exists in America today. In fact, the guy’s such a total lunatic, I’ve been warning followers on Twitter about him for years. Since most of you probably aren’t caught up on him, definitely take a moment to read the following article published by Alternet  in 2015, 10 Horrifying Facts About GOP Senator Tom Cotton.

We should probably go ahead and update this list as it didn’t even mention how Cotton claims the U.S. has an “under-incarceration” problem even though it has only 5% of the world’s population, yet 25% of its prisoners. Seems like a swell guy.

Jokes aside, Tom Cotton might actually be the most dangerous person in the entire U.S. Senate (which is saying a lot), so the fact he’s become so cozy with Trump on foreign policy is extremely dangerous. Indeed, he’s become so influential, Politico recently conducted an in-depth interview with him where he made his positions quite clear. Here are a few highlights:

This is a moment of truth for President Trump’s national security team. He is set to overrule both his secretaries of State and Defense on the Iran nuclear deal this week, declaring it no longer in the U.S. “national interest” in explicit contradiction to their public position. And if they don’t like it, Senator Tom Cotton says, then they should get out.


Cotton, who has personally advised Trump in recent days about the new Iran strategy he is set to release this week, stopped short of saying either embattled Secretary of State Rex Tillerson or Defense Secretary Jim Mattis should in fact resign. But his comments were nonetheless a striking acknowledgement of the giant rift that has opened up in the midst of the Trump team over foreign policy.


The interview with Cotton took place before this latest explosive twist, but even then it was clear a new rift of significance was opening up inside the Republican foreign policy world. I spoke with Cotton Thursday, the day after Tillerson’s unusual press conference to deny press reports he was considering quitting, and just a couple hours after Cotton was summoned to the White House for a private Oval Office meeting with Trump to discuss the Iran strategy. In the interview, Cotton did not really try to paper over the rift or offer the usual assurances that it would all be papered over. Instead, when I asked him directly whether there would be resignations, Cotton did not say there wouldn’t be, only that he did not believe they were “imminent.”


Because Cotton today is one of the few Senate Republicans who pay close attention to foreign policy who is still out there making Corker’s initial case for engagement with Trump, and he insists it’s paying off with substantive shifts in Trump’s thinking on subjects as varied as how to deal with Russia and the continuation of the war in Afghanistan.


Until now, Trump has shied away from outright confrontation with the experienced hands he’s hired to oversee his national security policy. But the Iran deal now seems to have finally forced a public rupture.


Cotton, who has repeatedly consulted with Trump and other top White House officials in recent days, appears to be on the winning side, pushing Trump to adopt the formula his administration has now settled on of refusing to re-certify the Iran deal to Congress but holding off – for now – asking Congress to blow it up by imposing new sanctions. Iran “is on the president’s mind right now, probably more than anything,” Cotton says, and he says he believes Trump will take the step of not certifying as a way to send “a very important signal to Congress and to our E.U. plus three partners and to Iran that this president is not going to abide by a disastrous nuclear deal.”


Cotton gave a lengthy address at the Council on Foreign Relations the same day as Mattis’ testimony taking the opposite view – and a link to it was soon tweeted out approvingly by an Iran deal hardliner inside the administration, U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley.

I’m glad Nikki Haley came up, as she’s a certified grade-A maniac and bloodthirsty neocon. While she’s dangerous enough at the U.N., there’s talk that she could ultimately replace Tillerson as Secretary of State. Any combination of Cotton and Haley moving into increased prominence within the Trump circle of influence effectively guarantees more disastrous war in the Middle East.

The writing’s on the wall and you can feel free to ignore it at your own risk. Beyond what I outlined in this piece, a key question is how will Trump sell the coming conflicts to his base, and what will the ultimate implications of the coming wars be? I plan to address both those things in tomorrow’s post.

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TBT or not TBT's picture

Whose empire is going down?

toady's picture

Hard to believe someone is more of a neocon than McCain, but it sounds like this Cotton dude is taking a run at it...

Slack Jack's picture

"Empire-Destroying Wars Are Coming To America Under Trump"

Empire-Destroying Wars Are Coming To Germany Under Hitler

Proof that Adolf Hitler was a double agent.


It seems pretty weird when you first read it, but its clearly true.

HopefulCynical's picture

The Jew World Order will be eradicated. As it has been throughout history.

As it will be - forever.

There is no long term successful parasite. The Jews will not be any different. They are doomed.

Stand up, as an individual, and say NO.

Yes, you will suffer slings and arrows. But others will stand next to you.

Look at Weinstein. Yeah, they eat their own.


The momentum is on our side. Do not let up.

Slack Jack's picture

Really? The Jews quite convincingly won WW2.

"We are not denying and are not afraid to confess that this war is our war and that it is waged for the liberation of Jewry... Stronger than all fronts together is our front, that of Jewry. We are not only giving this war our financial support on which the entire war production is based, we are not only providing our full propaganda power which is the moral energy that keeps this war going. The guarantee of victory is predominantly based on weakening the enemy forces, on destroying them in their own country, within the resistance. And we are the Trojan horses in the enemy's fortress. Thousands of Jews living in Europe constitute the principal factor in the destruction of our enemy. There, our front is a fact and the most valuable aid for victory (Weizmann is alluding to Hitler and other Jew Nazis)." Chaim Weizmann, President of the World Jewish Congress, Head of the Jewish Agency and later President of Israel.

Raymond K Hessel's picture

The shroud of the dark side has fallen. Begun the Clone War has.

svayambhu108's picture

If the Zionist kill US kill their host, this is because they think they can jump to EU and then to Russia etc...

Jews on the other hand are victims of the opression of Zionism themselves

Paul Kersey's picture

By proxy, Bibi Netanyahu is Trump's chief foreign policy adviser. Netanyahu to Trump:

"I want to thank you especially today for your deep commitment to Israel’s security, its well being, and its future. I have no doubt that, as we work together, you and I, the alliance between our countries will grow ever stronger. I want you to know how much we appreciate the change in American policy on Iran, which you enunciated so clearly just an hour ago."

Rapunzal's picture

The whole world is victim of neocon - Zionism. You have to understand, that all movements that perpetuate the power of parasitic elites will strive. When the usefulness of any given movement lies in the past the movement will be abandoned and the Rothschilds/Rockefellers will look for a new host. They don't care about religions or nations. They will switch to anything they need to stay in power. But we the dumbfounded are arguing what religion is at fault or which country. People have to understand the MO of the parasitic elites in order not to fall for their tricks.

JB Say's picture

Trump is just campaigning for midterms and eventually re-election. Iran is going to do whatever the hell it wants, nobody will do anything to stop them. Iran sees US impotence in North Korea. But Trump can say he talked tough on Iran and the do-nothing Congress failed to act on it. He wants to primary some RINOs and maybe scare the rest into line. His agenda is getting blocked on all fronts and he needs some easy points. Talking trash about that joke of a deal is about all he’s got, plus some Exec orders on health care.

redmudhooch's picture

We will see the destruction of Israel and the Zionist within our lifetime, probably within the next 10 years.

I am sure of this.

The writing is on the wall.

With or without Trump. Its happening.

I am from the South, Deep South GA, normally the Bible Thumpers fall over themselves to defend Israel, not anymore, those "Support Israel" bumper stickers you used to see all the time are long gone....

Hezbollah chief tells Jews to flee before Israel devastated by war


The leader of Lebanon’s Hezbollah on Sunday warned Jews living in Israel to leave the country as soon as possible before a destructive war between the Jewish state and his organization takes place. Addressing “non-Zionist Jews,” Nasrallah said, “I call on anyone who came to occupied Palestine to leave it and return to the lands you came from, so you will not be the fuel for any war waged by your foolish government.”

He said Hezbollah’s conflict is not with the Jewish people but with the Zionist government of Israel, offering those who do not support the political ideology of Israel as a Jewish homeland the opportunity to flee before armed conflict begins.


BobEore's picture

Silly rabbits who think that talmudist kabbalism cannot/will not survive - and thrive - without Srael...

are similar to those who imagine that the asbsence of sio-con style bumper stickers is a sure sign of #winning!

Those rabid xchristian-sionists arefalling silent... because it has began to become clear even to those numbskulls----

Merika goes under the bus soon.... and the sionist no longer need or are beholder to their former lil helpers... who will themselves be first! Under the bus>...

Kabbalism has never been stronger... its' agenda(s)more advanced, the taking down of the west ne'er closer... than now.

Beware the sweet soothing voices of "the game is over for Srael" .... which is simply a place on a map ... from which the tentacles of mordor have spread to cover the earth in its' entirety


therealestg9's picture

Trump just met with Kissinger today and posted about it on his Facebook/Twitter. Anyone who still thinks a true "populist" would meet and take policy advice from Kissinger is deluded.

HopefulCynical's picture

If he is a (((mole))), this will be seen. If he is is practicing political Tai Chi, this will also be seen.

The alternative to Trump being legit is armed conflict in the streets. I'm not afraid of that, if it comes to it, but let's give him a chance before we go bugfuck nuts.

opport.knocks's picture

"give him a chance" - lolz - are you determined to be the last true believer? Not with a name like HopefulCynic I trust ;-)


The 2016 election had do be the biggest con in electoral history, even bigger than that fraud Obama's Hope & Change.


redmudhooch's picture

This is bigger than Trump, has nothing to do with Trump.

This is about MILLIONS of pissed off armed to the fucking teeth good ol boys my freind.

We could give a fuck less about Trump...

Archibald Buttle's picture

fire up them scooters, we're going to DC instead of walmart today. wake me up when something, anything, happens.

illuminatus's picture

I hear alot of talk from people like you, but actions speak louder than words and I see nothing of the sort you imply. Sure you are pissed, so what? I suppose you'll just wait til next election so you can vote in the next stooge. That will show'em.

JRobby's picture

For effectiveness, "the next big election" should be a boycott of the products and services of the core group of 147 multinationals that run the world.



jin187's picture

These conspiracies are easily explained away by the omnipotence of the conspirators. They control all the media, all the politicians, all the police, and have done so since forever. No one ever snitches, or breaks ranks. No disagreements or infighting ever occur. Mistakes are never made, the goal never forgotten, and no one that could do these things is ever brought in by accident. The conspiracy just rolls on flawlessly, century after century, leaving those smartymen that figured it out marginalized laughing stocks to the rest of us.

"The conspirators magicked away the evidence" is pretty much only explanation they ever offer for why they can't credibly accuse anyone.

redmudhooch's picture

I said nothing about Kissinger.

Rapunzal's picture

It's sad to say, yes a lot what the parasitic elite created will fall. The FED, CIA and other institutions will be destroyed. But they will make sure to take down our constitution as well. That is there main goal. The constitution protects the little men. For their last step to create the NWO America must fall.

Luc X. Ifer's picture

The war was to be expected either of the candidates in 2016. Trump's gang choice was to have it as far as possible from Europe & US because he cares about his ethnic & cultural group, well, that works for me way better than the alternative pushed by Clinton's gang.

07564111's picture

The (((USA))) (((Israel)))and the EU will all be destroyed in the next war ;)

Luc X. Ifer's picture

Wishful thinking you pig fucking Islamist fascist.

07564111's picture

Russian you dickwit ;) and there won't be a single jew left on this planet after the next war.

Luc X. Ifer's picture

Yo inbred muslim retard, when this will be over there will be no single alahukakabar to be heard on the face of this planet.

07564111's picture

hunted down and eradicated is what will happen ;)

Luc X. Ifer's picture

Go to war with the white people and the chinese entrusting for help from ur dream lady-boy muhammad and you can rest assured that all of you rats will get your 49 lady-boys in the sky ...

07564111's picture

those not destroyed by fire will suffer the justice of the righteous :D

Luc X. Ifer's picture

If that's what u got to go to war in 2017 then I rest assured about the outcome.

Luc X. Ifer's picture

This is our future, just that some will survive it and some not, and the Islamic fascists certainly will not.

Ima Dropkick's picture

Hey Gopnick....maybe you need to stand up...all that squatting is cutting off blood flow to your brain.  Loosen up that track suit and lay off the sunflower seeds.  I guess every country has a white trash population.

general ambivalent's picture

Only retards support Trump. I said that from the very beginning, but it should be more than clear by now. He doesn't give a fuck about you, the country, or anyone but his gang of ultra-zionists.

Luc X. Ifer's picture

Only retards support either Trump or Clinton in America and that unfortunately accounts for almost 100% of the country ...

Luc X. Ifer's picture

And oh I forgot, suck my dick and lick my ass you retard Jewish hater.

HopefulCynical's picture

Not retarded to hate Judaism, any more than Islam.

Racist supremacist ideology is worthy of contempt, regardless of which tribe promotes it.

Luc X. Ifer's picture

All religions are bad as religion as social phenomenon in it's essence regardless of flavor use deceit and lies to acquire power and control with the purpose to advance one's agenda - so practically religion is the oldest form of applied politics. Just that in 2017 some religions have evolved and others not and continue to function on a medieval barbaric framework and based on this segregation Islam leads by far uncontested as the most primitive and barbaric religion of all, followed by Hinduism.

redmudhooch's picture

Better learn to get along with those "muzzies" 


Your days are numbered and you know it.

One foot in the grave my freind.

Luc X. Ifer's picture

Wishful thinking - the days of religion/any of them are numbered and better get used to it because you know what people who are not religious are good at is? Killing terrorist, fascist religios rats - yup, we offer dating services with heavenly 49 lady-boys.

redmudhooch's picture

Try again, not convincing.

Where you from?


redmudhooch's picture


Just as I thought, a coward.

All talk behind that screen name.

A fucking coward.

Luc X. Ifer's picture

Hey paper toy how about you place a Google map point here?!

redmudhooch's picture

Refer to my comment above, I told you already I asked you where are you from?

Luc X. Ifer's picture

I'm far smarter than yo ass, if you the brave inviting let me know your Google map point.